MONTREAL, May 14, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Montréal Space for Life has been
honoured with the prestigious grand prize in the Grands Prix du
tourisme québécois. A finalist in the Tourist Attractions: 100,000
Visitors or More category, Space for Life was once again saluted by
Tourisme Québec in front of the entire Quebec tourism industry for its
exceptional year in 2013, marked by the opening of the Rio Tinto Alcan
Planetarium and the Mosaïcultures International exhibition at the
Botanical Garden. This coveted distinction awarded by the Quebec
tourism community confirms Montréal Space for Life's role as a major
player in the province's tourist development. One of Montréal's
flagship institutions, recognized for the quality and excellence of its
achievements, it set a new record of over 2.7 million visitors in 2013!
"We are very proud to see this huge tribute from the Quebec tourism
industry to one of the jewels in Montréal's crown. Space for Life is a
showcase for local know-how, synonymous with excellence, creativity and
innovation. Its stellar reputation helps to position Montréal as one of
the world's leading cities of art, culture and design," said Montréal
Mayor Denis Coderre.
"This award comes on top of the many prestigious distinctions awarded to
the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium in the past year. The Space for Life's
new star stands out for its architectural signature and the unique
experience it offers. Its bold approach and originality and the quality
of its facilities have been acclaimed over and over," noted Manon
Gauthier, Montréal Executive Committee member responsible for culture,
heritage, design, Space for Life and the status of women.
A constellation of awards for the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium
Drawing over 350,000 visitors in its first year, the Rio Tinto Alcan
Planetarium has quickly become one of Montréal's must-see attractions.
Thanks to a daring combination of science, art and emotion, if promises
visitors a novel way of looking at the sky and the Universe. The new
institution has received a wide variety of other tributes, as well.
Aside from the top award in the Grands Prix du tourisme québécois, the institution was honoured with the regional Grand prix du tourisme québécois award, the Award of Outstanding Achievement from the Canadian Museums Association and the 2013 Prix d'excellence from the Société des musées québécois and an East-end Montréal Chamber of Commerce ESTim award.
PMI-Montréal's project management professionals hailed the project's
quality, and the building has received several awards and honourable
mentions recognizing its design, innovation and sustainable
development. The architectural concept, by the CARDIN RAMIREZ JULIEN +
Ædifica consortium, was a winner in the 2013 Contech Innovation and Sustainable Development Awards and in the 2014 Grands prix du design awards in the "Public and Institutional Buildings" and "Use of Wood for
Interior Design categories."
About Montréal Space for Life
Montréal Space for Life is made up of four attractions on the same site:
the Botanical Garden, Biodôme, Insectarium and Rio Tinto Alcan
Planetarium. These four prestigious Montréal municipal institutions
form Canada's largest natural science museum complex. Together, they
are launching a daring, creative urban movement, urging everyone to
rethink the connection between humankind and nature and cultivate a new
way of living.
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SOURCE: Espace pour la vie
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